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Summer Swimming Lessons at NDSU

Fargo, N.D. - Designed to provide school-age children and young teens with a positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience, Red Cross Learn-to-Swim courses offered through the NDSU Swim Academy each summer semester (June & July) consist of a logical, six-level progression. For every level of learn to swim, instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills as well as build on previously learned skills. Each class is filled with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate participants to want to perform and learn how to swim. All sessions are two weeks in length, running Monday through Thursday, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1. All instructors are WSI certified. 

Session Schedule - Summer 2017

Cost per two-week session is $60. All sessions are two weeks in length, running Monday through Thursday, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1. There will be three sessions offered. Dates are as follows:

Session 1: June 5th - 15th
Session 2: June 19th - 29th
Session 3: July 10th - 20th

All classes are 40 minutes in length. For all available sessions, the time offerings below describe when each level will be taught. 

To register, please click here. Questions? Contact Ryan.MacMaster@ndsu.edu or 701.231.5216.

Other important information:
Welcome Email
Minor Waiver (required for participation)

The registration deadline for each two-week session is one week prior to first class of the session. 

 Morning TimeLevelsEvening Time Levels
8:30 - 9:10 a.m.level 1, level 2
level 3, level 6
5:00 - 5:40 p.m.level 1, level 2
level 3, level 4
9:20 - 10:00 a.m.

level 1, level 2
level 3, level 4, level 5

5:50 - 6:30 p.m.level 1, level 2
level 2, level 3, level 5
10:10 - 10:50 a.m.level 1, level 2
level 3, level 5
6:40 - 7:20 p.m.level 1, level 2
level 3, level 6
11:00 - 11:40 a.m.level 1, level 2
level 3, level 4

NDSU Swim Academy

Levels 1 through 6 (Individuals five years of age and up)

Please read the course descriptions carefully so you know in which level to place your child.

Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills

Level Objective: In Learn-to-Swim Level 1—Introduction to Water Skills, the participant is introduced to basic skills as the foundation for future skills and the development of water competency (the basic minimum skills needed for water safety). YMCA equivalent for Level 1 is starfish.

Level Prerequisites: Must be five (5) years of age by the last scheduled lesson. 

Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Level Objective: In Learn-to-Swim Level 2—Fundamental Aquatic Skills builds on skills learned in level 1. The participant begins to perform skills at a slightly more advanced level and begins gaining rudimentary propulsive skills on both the front and the back. This level marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills. The instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills, including the development of water competency (the basic minimum skills needed for water safety). YMCA equivalent for Level 2 is froggie.

Level Prerequisites: Learn-to-Swim Level 1 Certificate or demonstrate all completion requirements of Level 1

Level 3 - Stroke Development

Level Objective: In Learn-to-Swim Level 3Stroke Development, instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and to build on previously learned skills. Participants learn to swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke at rudimentary levels, are introduced to the scissors and dolphin kicks, learn the survival float and increase the time duration for treading water. Participants also learn the rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from a seated position at poolside. YMCA equivalent for Level 3 is turtle.

Level Prerequisites: Learn-to-Swim Level 2 Certificate or demonstrate all completion requirements of Level 2. Participants should be able to swim rudimentary stroke of combined arm and leg actions on both front and back for width of the pool.

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement

Level Objective: In Learn-to-Swim Level 4—Stroke Improvement, instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills, build on previously learned skills, improve the swimming stroke proficiency and swimming for longer distances. Introduction of all swim strokes. YMCA equivalent for Level 4 is otter.

Level Prerequisites: Learn-to-Swim Level 3 Certificate or demonstrate all completion requirements of Level 3. Participants should be comfortable swimming a length of the pool on both front and back and know front crawl with rotary breathing.

Level 5 - Stroke Refinement

Level Objective: In Level 5—Stroke Refinement, focus on helping participants refine their performance of all six swimming strokes: front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary back and sidestroke. YMCA equivalent for Level 5 is seal.

Level Prerequisites: Learn-to-Swim Level 4 Certificate or demonstrate all completion requirements of Level 4. Participants should have a good understanding of all swim strokes.

Level 6 - Fitness Swimmer

Level Objective: In Level 6—Fitness Swimmer, as in all the other levels, instructors follow a plan to refine swimming, physical fitness in the water and water safety skills that were taught throughout the levels. The expectations are quite high regarding distance and quality. Additionally, in Fitness Swimmer, participants learn principles of training and how to evaluate their own level of fitness. Furthermore, in Personal Water Safety, participants learn more complex water safety skills that may help them survive in an emergency. YMCA equivalent for Level 6 is shark.

Level Prerequisites: Learn-to-Swim Level 5 Certificate or demonstrate all completion requirements in Level 5. Participants should have proficiency in all strokes.

Contact


Ryan MacMaster
Aquatics Coordinator
Ryan.MacMaster@ndsu.edu 
701.231.5216


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